Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first 20-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorean society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer...but to what end?
This is the first book of John Norman's popular and controversial Gorean Saga, a series of novels the author began in 1967 with Tarnsman of Gor and are now considered cult classics. This audiobook is based on the definitive edition recently published by E-Books.
©2007 John Norman (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
As far as fantasy novels go, it's good.
I had read these books years ago, when I was in my late teens early 20's, and I wanted to see if they held up.
It took me awhile to get used to his style, but once I acclimated I quite liked his voice, a bit clipped, but easily understandable, and a good Tarl Cabot.
I thought this series might be good because it is controversial and it seems to have a following. I expected to be offended, but I expected to at least be interested! The writing is so poor, the plot so thin, I forced myself through half of it but I couldn't bear it anymore. after the main character defies certain death for the hundredth time, by sheer luck or by somehow winning a sword fight against the best soldier in a group that have been training with swords their entire lives, I realized I no longer cared if the author was going to find some way to make it make some semblance of sense.
Waste of my valuable reading time.
love the series, but the narrator gives all of the characters a "cartoonish" sound..dtracting from how good the books really are. Scott Brick would have been a much more suitable choice.
yes the book is funny
the whole seirse is good
the Ubar's daughter
watch your back
once you start to read this book its hard to put down
Creative pulp fantasy. Old school. If you liked John Carter of Mars you'll like this. Narrator voices and inflections are all wrong. I was willing to put up with it, but it's a shame. Took a star.
music nut, history buff
The narrator did an all right job. There was plenty of swashbuckling action, especially in the last third of the book. Not much depth, though.
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